Type 99 arisaka for $200. Good deal?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Gizord1, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Local guy is selling a type 99 arisaka for $200.
    From what I have seen with these rifles, this is a deal. I have been textin back and forth, and it seems that it fires fine. Presumably, he still has some ammo that comes with it. Is this a good deal I should get?
     
  2. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Why not? :)

    Has it been sporterized? Does it still have the "Mum"? What kind of ammo is it?

    Ive spent between $200-$300 on the Type 99's I bought. They were non-sporters with mums.
     

  3. Gizord1

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    It has no mum, it's not sporterized, it's 7.7mm jap, and I think I'm goin to get it.
     
  4. 303tom

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    All depends on condition, pictures would help...........
     
  5. ScottA

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    No mum? I thought all Arisaka's were supposed to be stamped with the mum.
     
  6. pagj17

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    As a symbol of the emperor, soldiers would do their damndest to remove the mum, iirc.
     
  7. Jpyle

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    The mums were ground off of the rifles surrendered after the war. In Japanese culture the mums symbolized the Emperor and surrendering your leader to the enemy was frowned upon.
     
  8. Gizord1

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    I was sent pics, and it looks to be in good condition. It comes with 20 rounds of ammo. The only special part about it, is it has the flip up "aircraft" sights. No dust cover, bayonet, mono/bipod, shortened hand guard, scope, or cleaning rod. Just a simple arisaka
     
  9. kfox75

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    I'd say go for it. The only hassle I could see is findint ammo for it. There are enough people on here that have one, so they can probably help in that department. I almost never see it around here, but I know that it's still available somewhere. My uncle and I Keep our brass and reload it, but one of our LGS get it in from time to time.
     
  10. Gizord1

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    I attend a military collectors show twice a year, and I know some of those locals have some. I also know a couple guys that reload a lot, so I suppose if I could get the dies and the bullets (I read that .303 British bullets are actually better than factory loads), then no problem.
     
  11. Trez

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    Yes the Arisaka uses .311 bullets like the Enfield and Mosin. You can cut down .30-06 brass and run it though the 7.7 sizer. I use to pull surplus 7.62x54 bullets and load those in the cut down '06 brass to make ammo.

    Shortened Handguard? :confused:
     
  12. Gizord1

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    I have looked at an arisaka before that had a long barrel, and the furniture went up to just past the bolt. I was told it was from a jap sniper, but I'm not sure. I have seen pics of the same setup, online. I was thinking that it may have been an attempt to sporterize it, but it hadn't been messed with since it was brought back to the states from the pacific. It had no mum, so it was captured.
     
  13. Trez

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    The T38 and T97 sniper had short handguards but they were in 6.5x50.... The only T99's I know that have them are the Long Type 99, or last ditch ones.

    Yours would have to be really early if it still has the AA sight wings... Might be a long T99?? Gotta see some pics! :)
     
  14. Gizord1

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    I'll have pics tomorrow, after I pick it up.
     
  15. Gizord1

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    Just got it :3
    I'll have pics on later
     
  16. Gizord1

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    The pics are up, guys. I have them on another thread.
     
  17. 303tom

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    They are posted in General Rifle Discussion, some nice pic`s...........
     
  18. Milsurpshooter60

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    My uncle brought back two from pacific they made him remove the crest before he could bring it home.Was the standard on arisaka,s they did not want to show the emperor was defeated and shamed.So they agreed to remove the plum on war bringbacks they do have some with the mum but no mum ,no extra,s too pricey my man i say.Too much.i would pass i was you. OOP,S did not see ya already bought it .
     
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  19. nitestalker

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    I have never heard that one. The rifles surrendered to the Axis powers after the war had the "Mums" ground off. Rifles surrendered in battle had the "Mums" in tacked. The way collectors segregate actual battle field captures from surrendered post war guns is the presence or absence of the "Mums".
    The surrender treaty allowed the Japanese to grind this Coat Of Arms before turning arms to the victors. I have never heard of captured guns being required a "Mum" removal ??:confused:
     
  20. c3shooter

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    Stalker, you are correct. Arms captured in combat- Mum. Arms surrendered at the end of the war, Mum defaced.